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Old 07-12-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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We could once again have lettuce and tomatos sans feces!
Yeah but who's going to pick it?
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Yeah but who's going to pick it?
We've got a couple of million prisoners sitting around doing nothing, let THEM pick it!!
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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We've got a couple of million prisoners sitting around doing nothing, let THEM pick it!!
And; people who are mildly disabled, they can work 4 hours a day for 'free' while still receiving their benefits (stipends, free health care, etc).
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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We've got a couple of million prisoners sitting around doing nothing, let THEM pick it!!
But like illegal labor that is considered to be slave labor too isn't it?
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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But like illegal labor that is considered to be slave labor too isn't it?
Strongly disagree: a prisoner convicted of a crime brought incarceration upon himself whereas slavery could happen to a person simply due to his apparent race/ethnicity.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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But like illegal labor that is considered to be slave labor too isn't it?
You're kidding, right???
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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You're kidding, right???
ahhhh duh! Sarcasm!
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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I say that if we are to deport the illegal immigrants, a $100 tax be assessed on every American's paycheck ($100 per month). This could cover the cost of deporting the illegals, and if there's anything left over, it could be used to to pay down the debt and lend support to the industries that would be squashed by such a move.
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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I say that if we are to deport the illegal immigrants, a $100 tax be assessed on every American's paycheck ($100 per month). This could cover the cost of deporting the illegals, and if there's anything left over, it could be used to to pay down the debt and lend support to the industries that would be squashed by such a move.
But according to an article posted in another thread...
What if we threw out all the illegal immigrants? - MSN Money

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Although polls show that most Americans want stronger border enforcement, deporting the illegal immigrants already here is not popular. A CBS News poll found 33% of Americans favored deportation, while 62% preferred offering legal status. In a Gallup poll, 13% favored deportation and 78% favored offering citizenship. Neither John McCain nor Barack Obama leans toward deportation.
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Emphasis now is on deterrence, which is proving costly. Estimates for the construction of a 15-foot-high double fence between the U.S. and Mexico range from $1 million to as much as $70 million per mile. The border is 2,000 miles long.
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I say that if we are to deport the illegal immigrants, a $100 tax be assessed on every American's paycheck ($100 per month). This could cover the cost of deporting the illegals, and if there's anything left over, it could be used to to pay down the debt and lend support to the industries that would be squashed by such a move.
Place such a hypothetical tax on folks who make above $30K a year------it is those of us who have low incomes that are suffering the most from the illegals' presence.
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